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Subject: this is the one
this in my opinion was the best show of the summer. I only missed the next night and 1st @ tinley. the H>S>F totally rocks the Peggy- O though a tad short was tight but the 2nd set was really good a better version of China/Rider to open up. then a decently played LLR not really one of my favs but not bad here nice long well-played Terrapin into D/S outta Space is where it really gains intensity The Other One w/ Healy's effects just rips into a steam-building EPIC Morning Dew so sweet a song yet so jamming with lots of emotion easy call for me 5
A BIG thumbs up on this one - this show is a microcosm of awesomeness, particularly that 2nd set. Phil is indeed ALL OVER this board, conspicuously chipping at your skull with those bombs - man, what a cool recording!
Set 1 - Bookended by a superlative H>S>F and Cassidy, Deal - this is prime stuff. Save Easy to Love You (sorry, Brent) and Brown-Eyed Women (which Jerry rather fumbles lyrically) the rest works exceptionally well. Deal, man, DEAL - Jerry will set your speakers absolutely ablaze with this thing -
Set 2 - I think this is one of the best sets of 1990 - the jam out of Terrapin is so *folky* and builds on that - this is a page out of Tolkien, kids...and that post-Space is every bit as promising as it looks on paper - the Other One is as phenomenal as this period got, Phil bouncing the board into freaking OBLIVION - damn hot.
Subject: phil in any superlative ______
I'm smiling huge from reading the other reviews...agree with everything from the peggy-o to the overall vibes to the thunderous monumental DEW...I didnt think any summer show that yr was going to match Autzen 6.23 but this one did. The sound on this version is awesome and brings it all back. Never had such a good time...!!!
Subject: As we roll down....
This show was absolute *magic* for all that were there....
There was a moment in "Peggy-o" I'll never forget. When Jerry sang the line, "Sweet William he is dead..." there was an odd moment of silence after the verse when *everyone* there was quiet. It was like time itself was standing still. All these years later I'm still in awe over the power the band had in 1990
There's no describing the energy of this evening. Just listen and enjoy.
Subject: My Favorite GD SHOW!!
You cant give stars to this show, 5 instant enough. This Copy is by far the best! Now if you could just get the smells, and the tastes, and the different Phil T-Dies&How how in shape Garcia was looking and how nice the weather was and how it all aligned this day at DeerCreek! THe Help Slip Franks opener was amazing. Whole show hot...and then From The Terrapin through The Encore was spiritual!! The Energy spinning through the cool Midwestern cow pasture night was Electric. Every person in the Venue on there feet Standing in Amazement of band playin thr asses off. Thank You for the recording.
Very good both in performance and sound quality.
Subject: Just Dew It!
We had friends who went to these shows and they were legendary,this one was of the top five that summer for sure.The first set starts off promising with a highly antiscipated Help> Slipknot!>Franklin's. It starts off alittle rough and shows some rust and is disjonted and the Slipknot! is short too, but things start to gel with a strong Franklin's. The ending is very good. As the set progresses it keeps getting better. Easy to Love you is great and Brent's intro to it is sweet, except for some loose harmonies at the end, it is a perfect summer song.Next up is a sparkingly Peggi-O and really this is when the show really goes up a notch and is the best song of the set. Great versions of the rest of the set, a very audible " We want Phil" chant with Brent playing that "charge" melody is fun before Cassidy. Deal is short and sweet and alittle anti climatic.The audience is mixed in, almost like a maxtrix, and really gives you that vibe of an outdoor show so it is enjoyable to listen to.
Set II is the wonderous journey to the inevitable, they raise the stakes considerably and features some special moments.This night really belongs to Phil and Jerry and they play off each other and soar. China> Rider is passionate and well played. LL Rain is a beautiful peak and then a full out Terrapin which is one of the jewels of this set, it really is outstanding. A nice jam out of it into a tribal drums rolls into a space that features a laughing man, yes I remember when they sampled stuff like that. The Other One is very strong with a incredible opening lead by Phil. Healy does some of that those racing affects that get louder than the band, I would prefer he left it well enough alone, but it is a stand out version. Morning Dew is really incredible and quite unique. Brent plays cascading B3 and the middle jam explodes, with Phil and Jerry taking it to a peak and then mutually pushing it to an even higher level.That moment when that occurs is totally surprising and intense. I can't recall a similar moment in any other modern version. The ending is great and Jerrry does a beautiful emotional ending solo. The Weight is great, some slight vocal miscues, with another nice surprise as Jerry squeaks in a wonderful solo during the ending harmonies.
First set is 4 Second a 5. Enjoy.